NWS Climate Prediction Center

It looks increasingly likely that the Pacific Ocean cooling trend known as La Niña will continue at least through the coming winter. That’s according to the latest analysis from the Climate Prediction Center, which now says it’s up to 75 percent confident that a weak La Niña in place will persist perhaps through April.

Caylen P. Kalmakoff, 23, was given more than the presumptive range for abusing a young child in 2015. Judge Gregory Miller handed down the sentence after a hearing in Naknek Wednesday. 

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Dillingham's peer mediation program has been around long enough that the parents of some of today's mediators were in the programs themselves years ago.

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Victor DeNoble  has been speaking to students around the United States about nicotine addiction since the mid-1990s, adressing about 300,000 students per year. On Wednesday, he spoke in Dillingham.


Proposal 148 would allow hunters to position the animals (plus wolves and wolverines), rather than position the hunter, which most admit is currently common practice. But biologists say chasing vulnerable Nushagak Peninsula caribou in the spring could be dangerous to the health of the herd.

Pedro Bay village council signs on with UTBB, and Pebble taps former Univ. of Alaska president Ret. Maj. Gen. Mark Hamilton to head up external affairs. Pebble still says it plans to enter the permitting process this year.


Over the course of his career, Dutch Shepherd Lutri helped seize some 350 grams of heroin, 1800 grams of meth, over 80 pounds of pot, and $380,000 cash. He was retired in April, and died in early October after a blood clot.

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The Alaska Association of Secondary Principals has named Robin Jones of Chief Ivan Blunka School in New Stuyahok the Region VII principal of the year.

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Northline Seafoods is looking to find a small fleet to sell to its floating freezer barge that it now plans to put at Clark’s Point in the Nushagak District in 2018.

Meth abusing menace has skirted serious jail time for past crimes in part because of Senate Bill 91's reforms, which aimed to put low-level offenders on supervised release rather than behind bars.

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School counselors in the Lake and Peninsula School District are now meeting with students and classes online to provide more consistent support for schools in remote locations.

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Port Heiden bought reindeer in 2015. After two years of reindeer herding, they are maintaining a stable herd of 30 animals. Before they harvest any for meat, they want to grow the herd to 100.


With a new population estimate for 17A moose showing numbers higher than the managed range, advisory committees and state, federal biologists support request for an extra week at the end of the fall hunt.

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Port Heiden's Tisha Christensen tells the story of a creature that visited her relative years ago.

Air taxi pilot and flight controller Robert Joseph May, 42, from King Salmon pled guilty to two counts of possessing child pornography and will spend between two and four years in jail.